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Archive for November, 2010

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana

November 28, 2010 No Comments

~ Melanzane alla parmigiana~ Have you heard of the website called ‘parma.com.au‘. It is a site dedicated to the best chicken parmigianas in Australia, voted by parma loving Aussies. There are people out there, and the ones I know shall remain nameless, that are fanatical about their chicken parmas! They travel high and low in search of the […]

Napoletana Sauce

Napoletana Sauce

November 28, 2010 6 Comments

I thought it would be a good idea to create an individual post for this sauce, as it is the base of so many Italian dishes. It is beautiful and simple, one of my principles of cooking… simple flavors. You can literally use this sauce in so many ways. Some examples are in a Parmigiana or […]

365 Challenge with Murdoch Books – Stéphane Reynauds Lamb Knuckles

365 Challenge with Murdoch Books – Stéphane Reynauds Lamb Knuckles

November 22, 2010 5 Comments

I am so excited to announce that I am officially a part of the 365 Challenge along with the team at Murdoch books. What is this challenge and how did it all happen?… well sit back and let me tell you a little story and share with you the first of many amazing recipes by one of my favourite […]

Espresso Macarons

Espresso Macarons

November 19, 2010 4 Comments

My love affair with Macarons continues. I am an Italian who has a love for all thing French and these delicious little munchkins are no exception but as usual I wanted to find a macaron that could also represent my Italian taste buds… enter the ESPRESSO MACARON with buttercream filling. Thank you to Michelle, a lovely fellow food […]

Forrest Gump Tart

Forrest Gump Tart

November 9, 2010 7 Comments

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get”. You would recognise this line as the famous quote from the movie Forrest Gump, and when I take a moment to think about it, it is a pretty good analogy of life. Who really knows what is around any given corner? So I […]

Cakes Cakes and MORE CAKES

When I first started my blog in 2010 my aim was to document and learn the regional cooking of...

Chicken Fajitas

Happy New Year to all my beautiful foodie peeps… it has been a while between meals hasn’t it? I...

Baked Ricotta with Cherries in a Vanilla Syrup

Some weeks back I was over the moon to receive a little parcel in the mail. Thanks to my...

Basic Chocolate Cake

Some things just make you bloody happy don’t they? I apologies for using the word bloody but I just...

Lamb Shank Pumpkin Soup

Given that when I woke up this morning the temperature around Melbourne ranged from .7 and 3 degrees and...

Mixed mushroom and mozzarella pasta

Please forgive me but I am yet again going to bring you a recipe by Jamie Oliver. Yes, it...

Brown sugar sponge cake with caramelised pears

I made this cake (as you do) for my birthday a couple of years ago. WOW how amazing it...

La Pastiera (Ricotta and cooked grain cake)

BUONA PASQUA Happy Easter to all, I do hope you had a special time with your loved ones. For...

Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

While looking though my blog recently I realised that I have not done a pasta dish in a long...

Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes

I have said this before many a times, I love chicken. Some of my favourite ways to eat it...

Lamb and roasted beetroot spinach salad

Being pregnant always represents a time of food deprivation, food aversions and of course the food cravings. Given that...

My explained absence and cake dedication to my Aunty Tina.

Contained within this post is the recipe for White Chocolate and Raspberry Marquise Cake. Hello blog, how I have...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Squid Risotto

365 challenge installment number 8 – wow where has the time gone. I remember the first month I participated...

Rose vanilla glitter macaron lolipops

If there was a term in the dictionary “macaron obsession” you would find my photo next to it. It...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Macaron with Berries

It will not be a surprise to my regular blog readers or macaron lovers why I chose this dish...

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